Bailey Smith, Alison

imageAlison Bailey Smith
Jewellery, Crafts


Alison Bailey Smith


BA Hons Jewellery at Edinbugh College of Art
PG Dip Des Jewellery at Edinbugh College of Art


Definitely a techno cannibal of the 21st century, using parts from old televisions & other rubbish to weave into structures, Alison Bailey Smith creates colourful & exotic ornaments, jewellery & wearable art. The results can not fail to attract attention. Her pieces are in museum collections & private collections around the world.

She has been showing more regularly in the UK since her return in 2002. Prior to that she had spent around 10 years overseas in Australia, Canada and America.

She regularly shows at the Oxton Art Fair and has work in Editions in Liverpool, Cetra in Heswall and a new shop in Rose Lane in Liverpool called Inside Out. She is hoping this year to show again at the Brighton Craft Fair in November.

She is about to embark on eco-fashion project with the Shaftesbury Youth Group in Tranmere, where the kids will have to design, make, model and organise a fashion show around the theme of recycling.

She is based in Oxton, in the Wirral.

All images on this page taken by Richard Jennings of Cetra Gallery in Heswall and model Anh.



all images are copyright the artist unless otherwise stated
Odd Shaped Hat. Recycled wire from televisions and ribbon. Lined for comfort
Phoenix Hat. Recycled wire from televisions and Data cable
Kilted Collar Bolero. Recycled wire from televisions. Lined for comfort.
Detail of Tall Hat with Flower Hatpin. Recycled wire from televisions and recycled fabric from a secondhand skirt. Lined. Hatpin Recycled wire from televisions and bought wire.
Clutch Bag.Recycled wire from televisions and wrappers from chocolate, crisps and shiny wrapping paper over a charity shop found clutchbag
Detachable framed Bouquet Brooch. Recycled wire from televisions and bought wires and fine silver wire.